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Kayaking Tour to Steaming Cliffs at Waimangu Valley

Paddle Board Rotorua

Kayaking Tour to Steaming Cliffs at Waimangu Valley


  • Immerse yourself in spectacular geothermal wonders
  • Kayak along Lake Rotomahana and past steaming cliffs
  • Chance to walk through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Get lost in a Jurassic-type world during this guided kayaking tour from Waimangu Valley. Paddle out onto Lake Rotomahana and be entranced by steaming cliffs, colourful landscapes and Mount Tarawera dominating the backdrop. If you arrive early, you can embark on a walk through the volcanic valley.

What's Included?

  • Guided kayaking tour
  • Kayaking and safety equipment
  • Safety briefing and instruction
  • Entrance to Waimangu reserve (for optional walk)

Meeting at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, you will travel down to the edge of Lake Rotomahana and be run through a safety and instructional briefing, before striking out into the serene waterways. It won't be long until you feel like you're in another world where steaming cliffs and colourful landscapes abound. Ogle at the steam rise slowly from the rocks as you paddle past, and take in the dominating Mt Tarawera in the backdrop. You'll also paddle over the fabled pink and white terraces that were buried in the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. If you arrive early, you'll have the chance to wander through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley down to the water's edge.

Session Length

2 -6 hours (customer choice) 2 hours for the Kayak Tour - an additional minimum of 2 hours time is recommended for spending in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley at your leisure.


  • Maximum weight limit per kayak is 220kg
  • Suitable for all ages above four years old
  • All persons 17 years and under must be supervised by a responsible adult 18 years or over


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Maximum of eight participants.


The provider will get in touch with you as soon as possible should the weather conditions prove unfavourable.

Dress Code

Please wear swimmers and warm clothing appropriate for the season.

This experience takes place in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

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